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Hidden Overwatch Numbani ambush spot lets heroes attack from the trees

Published: 20/Aug/2020 0:24

by Michael Gwilliam

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Using the high ground to your advantage is key to being successful and winning in Overwatch. Pro teams understand this and often rotate and position themselves to give themselves better opportunities to win, but sometimes, this can be used against them.

In an August 15 Overwatch League match, the Seoul Dynasty took on the New York Excelsior. With Seoul already winning 1-0 in the series, it was New York’s turn to attack on Numbani.

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After NYXL managed to take over the high ground by rotating as a team from past the point and through the building, they didn’t notice a support hero hiding in the trees.

Seung-tae ‘Bdosin’ Choi had carefully positioned himself in the tree overlooking the high ground. Amusingly, no one from New York seemed to notice this as they completely ignored the Ana player.

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It’s unlikely anyone will see this attack angle coming.

As a result of Bdosin’s sneaky tree ambush, he was able to land an extremely fat Biotic Grenade onto the New York tanks, preventing them from getting any healing.

Even though both the D.Va and Reinhardt players were weak and unable to be healed up for a few seconds, the Dynasty were unable to capitalize on the opportunity.

This was in part due to the smart play of Hae-seong ‘Libero’ Kim who didn’t join his team on the other side of the high ground and instead was able to go on a nasty flank. After he caught the Ashe and Mercy off guard, the rest of Seoul fell. (Timestamp 28:20)

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That all said, the creative tree angle was extremely unique. So much so in fact, that it nearly worked out in Seoul’s favor. They would go on to get the last laugh, though. They would win Numbani by a score of 3-2 and the series, sweeping New York with ease 3-0.

Next time you’re in a game on Numbani, remember this neat spot and maybe you could make a big play that leads your team to victory.

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Seagull explains why Overwatch is the “best it’s ever been”

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned has been playing a lot more Overwatch than usual because he believes the game is in the best state it’s ever been.

In a new YouTube video, the former Overwatch League pro delved into why he believes the 2016 title is in such a fantastic state.

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“In previous patches or metas or historically with Overwatch, it’s pretty common to go through a long queue time, you load up the game, you hit tab and you take a quick look at your team comp,” the streamer said, describing how a typical match begins.

According to Seagull, in the past, having a team comp that didn’t follow the meta such as running double shield or Brigitte would be an instant loss. However, in the current patch, it’s completely different: “It’s one of the most balanced patches in Overwatch history.”

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Larned continued to state that most team comps on the ladder are very map-specific, giving the game a huge sense of variety. The 28-year-old said he’s seen every combo of supports and tanks with everything be viable in some capacity.

Another big benefit is how there’s no hero who is so strong that teams have no choice but to run them if they want to win. While there are some characters who will always be niche such as Bastion, Seagull has seen most heroes getting playtime.

He believes this is all due to the experimental card, implementing two patches per month as opposed to one, and not being afraid to nerf heroes.

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Brigitte runs into battle on Route 66
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Teams no longer have to run Brigitte to win.

 

“They cannot be afraid to nerf characters in the future, especially as Overwatch 2 will more than likely launch with a tonne of new characters that will probably be totally crazy,” he added. “Even though we’re going to be bored until Overwatch 2 comes out, at least we aren’t shooting at shields literally all day.”

So far, Blizzard has yet to announce a release date for Overwatch 2, but some new leaks have suggested that we could be getting the sequel as soon as February 2021.

Only time will tell if Blizzard can continue to keep the game balanced leading up to and beyond the next installment’s release.

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